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Hello! My name is Rhonda and I am in the first stages of seeking a new way of life. I have my first doctor's appointment July 6 and I am so looking forward to getting closer to getting sleeved! I have BCBS of IL (ID# XOF) and was told by BCBS my surgery is approved contingent upon a medical review. My BMI is at a 47 however, I don't have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, etc., all the illness that have been associated with being over weight. What are they looking for to grant approval? Will they approve my surgery? I am so scared they may deny it! Then what will I do?   
I've always dealt with my weight fluctuating, yo-yo dieting and finally, recently, just throwing in the towel to fat defeat.  After the birth of my third ( and last) child back in 2007, I never could really get the weight off for good. This brings me to my concerns in my present day. The girls are more active and I can't keep up due to my weight. I even feel bad for making excuses and having my son be the go to person for all physical activities. I am either tired.... really I'm embarrassed. 
I'm not really nervous about the surgery but I am afraid of losing my comforters  - Chips and liquid calories from soda to nightly glasses of wine. I am ready to make the change and I realize it starts now, not the day after surgery. 
Fingers crossed! 

Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 275 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 263 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Weight Lost: 12 lbs
BMI: 45.1
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/06/2015
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: Yet to Apply
Running2theSleeve's Bariatric Surgeon
Winfield, Illinois 60543